Have the kids make a Patriotic Lantern or a whole bunch of them to decorate for the Fourth of July or any patriotic celebration. We’ve provided both a black and white and a colored version for your selection. This is an updated variation on an old favorite that never goes out of style as a kids craft.
White Construction Paper
White Pipe Cleaner
Optional: Crayons, Colored Pencils or Markers
Print out the colored or black and white pattern for each kid.
Carefully fold in the middle and have the kids cut along the black lines up to the band of stars.
Unfold the pattern and glue the top row of stars to form a circle. Repeat with the bottom row.
Punch two holes with a hole punch on each side of the lantern as shown and insert your pipe cleaner. Wrap the end of the pipe cleaner around itself to create a knot.
Hang in your room, on the porch or in the trees to decorate for your festivities. The more the merrier.
Patterns, Templates and Printables
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These projects are created by Terri, Betty, Jamie or one of the talented staff members at MakingFriends.com. They have been created exclusively for publication on FreeKidsCrafts.com with supplies you'll be able to find around your house.